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The folks over at Engadget were slipped a little tip that happened to showcase the entire upcoming lineup for UK carrier Three. Included in this was information about a 3.7 inch Samsung Galaxy S2 Mini, and we are puzzled as to where the mini part is, as the screen is still larger than that of the iPhone.

This device, not to be confused with the previous Samsung Galaxy Mini, will be introduced as a high end handset, and is set to launch with Gingerbread. Along with its 3.7 inch display, the device will have a 1.4GHz processor, a 5MP rear facing camera, along with a front facing camera, and 21Mbps HSPA+ connectivity. The launch date for this device is shown as April, which is not far away, and the information included also stated that the HTC Flyer will be available in May, which is also not far away. [Engadget]

 
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E_man says:

"Included in this was information about a 3.7 inch Samsung Galaxy S2 Mini, and we are puzzled as to where the mini part is, as the screen is still larger than that of the iPhone."

SGS2 has a 4.3" screen. This one is 3.7". That's definitely smaller.

However, it looks like they are still making it "low end" compared to the S2, since 1.4Ghz processor most likely means single core. I wish they would make a smaller phone with high end specs. I like the thought of 4.3" phones, but not everyone does.

063_xobx says:

At this point in the game with Android not optimized for dual cores, a 1.4ghz single core Hummingbird processor will probably offer equal if not better performance than the Tegra 2 (especially since the GPU in the Hummingbird is on par with the Tegra 2

rufflez says:

Not if Samsung still uses RFS (could be ext4 due to native support for Gingerbread)... EXT4 is the only reason us Galaxy S owners do well in benchmarks/performance.

hansonator says:

Benchmark apps are unreliable for most phones especially the Galaxy S. I have a custom ROM, Darky's 9.3 with DamianGTO's Ultimate Kernel with no lagfix and my sgs flies. I have read that switching to ext4 or ext2 improves performance but I wonder if it can cause premature failure to the internal sd. card.

Anyway, hope Samsung does switch to ext4 for next generation devices. I am loving the Galaxy S.